Spring 2018

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Inside the Spring 2018 Issue:

Alliance Voices Carry Message of Enormous Progress
From digital platforms and gene editing to the pace of technology and its future impact on society, our Alliance members are leading amazing advancements. Throughout 2017, our members delivered a wide variety of “Alliance Voices” presentations to our community of leaders, sharing their expertise, passions and prodigious contributions to today’s leading breakthroughs and transformations. Here we share a glimpse of how Alliance members Rachel Haurwitz of Caribou Biosciences, Chris Burnley of Corefact, Neil Chaudhari of Propane Studio, Ben Davis of Phizzle, and Jane Macfarlane of The Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley, are doubling down on massive innovation.

Alliance Community Activities
On October 6th we welcomed Keynote Behnam Tabrizi, Managing Partner of Rapid Transformation, to our Alliance Regional meeting in Santa Clara. Alliance members from throughout the Bay Area gathered on December 7th to enjoy our 2017 Alliance Holiday Dinner at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. On January 23rd, Alliance member Brad Freitag hosted an Alliance Software Roundtable at his offices for FileMaker in Santa Clara, allowing our members to share their wisdom, experiences and insights within this common industry.

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who challenged their private Alliance Group to “sit in their seat,” we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read how Everett Harper of Truss, and Katy Spink of Asterias Biotherapeutics would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as Connected Venue Technology, Digital Transformation Services, Wearable Biosensor Technology, Cellular Immunotherapies, Photolithography Systems, Child Care Center Software, Office Space Design & Execution, Online Real Estate Services, Big Data Analytics and Personalized Insurance Services.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including Alliance Keynotes, Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO of PARC, a Xerox company, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, Jes Pedersen, CEO of Webcor Builders, Erin Mendez, President/CEO of Patelco Credit Union, Bracken Darrell, President & CEO of Logitech, and Benno Dorer, Chairman & CEO of The Clorox Company. We invite all Alliance members and their guests to join us for our Alliance Spring Dinner on April 26th in San Jose, and our Alliance Fall Dinner in San Francisco on September 27th. 

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